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  • Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?

    Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?

    …and how can you prevent it from happening again! The biggest contributor to gutter damage during winter snow storms is avalanching snow.  Even the best gutter system will not be able to withstand the tremendous force created by avalanching snow.  So the trick is to prevent the avalanche! Most people think the ice dams are… Read more »

  • The Importance of Counterflashing on Masonry Walls

    The Importance of Counterflashing on Masonry Walls

    Counterflashing, also referred to as “cap” flashing, is the first line of defense against water infiltrating your building. Counterflashing is the piece of metal that is applied to the masonry wall designed to shed water off of the wall and down onto the roof surface. So, it’s critical that you choose the best counterflashing system… Read more »

  • Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

    Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

    Many homeowners are looking for a miracle product that will free them from ever having to clean their gutters again.  Some companies are actually claiming they have this miracle product! There are some good gutter cover designs; however, every gutter guard system we have tested (and we have tested a lot of them!) has pluses… Read more »